Rummaging For Pasts

    January 01, 2001 · Short Films

    Rummaging for Pasts is an experimental juxtaposition of two cinematic documents: the video diary of an international archaeological excavation and a collection of assorted eight millimeter found footage. The archaeologists, digging on the site of Monte Pollizzo in Sicily, are in pursuit of an ephemeral past, its people and its meaning; the found footage, excavated from a roadside junkyard in a Bombay flea market, embodies forgotten images of a collective memory.


    Directed, produced & written by: Ashish Avikunthak 

    Executive Producer: Ashwini Deo

    Editing: Danna Rose, Ashish Avikunthak

    Sound: David Hoe    

    Selected Screenings




    2004        Vikalp- Films for Freedom, Bombay

    2003        World Archaeology Congress, Washington

    2001        "Narrative Pasts | Past Narratives", Conference on Archaeology, Stanford 

    Technical Specifications

    Color: Color

    Format: DV

    Runtime: 27 Minutes

    Year: 2001